New Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy launched at McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy
The Centre is McGill’s focal point on critical research and public debate about the role of media and emerging technologies in shaping democracy and public life
The Max Bell School of Public Policy is pleased to announce the creation of its Working Group on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Implications of a Moratorium on Public Use of Facial Recognition Technology in Canada | Tech Informed Policy
August 17, 2020 | Since the start of this year, there have been increasing calls for the Canadian government to impose a national moratorium on facial recognition technology. This demand arises from the possibility that law enforcement will use facial recognition to discriminate against certain demographics and worsen discrimination in the justice system.
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A new study led by researchers at McGill University finds that people who get their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19. Those that consume more traditional news media have fewer misperceptions and are more likely to follow public health recommendations like social distancing.
The Policy Scholars program is welcoming three exceptional members of the Max Bell School MPP class of 2020 to complete research fellowships with prominent Canadian policy think tanks.
The Policy Scholars program provides Max Bell School MPP students with fellowships working in prominent Canadian policy organizations.
Three Policy Scholars, selected from the Max Bell School MPP class of 2020, will receive research fellowships with prominent Canadian policy think tanks.
The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) has partnered with McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy as a participating organization in the Policy Scholars program, a series of new research fellowships awarded annually to promising Max Bell School Master of Public Policy (MPP) students.
Funded through a grant from the Max Bell Foundation, the Policy Scholars program provides Max Bell School MPP students with research fellowships at prominent Canadian policy organizations.
Johns Hopkins SAIS and McGill University's Max Bell School of Public Policy launch cooperative degree program
The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy have partnered to launch a cooperative degree program. This two-year program will enable students to earn a Master of Arts in International Affairs at SAIS Europe, the School’s European campus located in Bologna, Italy, and a Master of Public Policy from McGill University.
A Rare Moment of Cross-Partisan Consensus: Elite and Public Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada | Canadian Journal of Political Science
April 16, 2020 | The COVID-19 pandemic has placed nearly unprecedented pressure on policymakers and citizens alike. Effectively containing the pandemic requires a societal consensus. However, a long line of research in political science has told us that polarization tends to occur on highly salient topics because partisans “follow the leader.” Elite consensus is thus essential to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.
New podcast launches to cover the impact of technology on our democracy during the 2019 Canadian federal election
Attention Control with Kevin Newman podcast released its first episodes this week, exploring digital media’s impact on the 2019 federal election.
The Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge has awarded 18 Research Awards ranging from $3,000 to $75,000 to research teams from Canada and abroad. The Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge is a collaborative effort between Dr. Taylor Owen, Associate Professor in the Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University and Dr. Elizabeth Dubois, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and a Centre for Law, Technology and Society Faculty Member at the University of Ottawa.
August 14, 2019 | The Max Bell School of Public Policy is thrilled to announce that Andrew Potter has joined the School to support its teaching, outreach, research, and policy engagement activities.
May 27, 2019, Ottawa
Co-Chairs Zimmer and Collins, Committee Members;
TORONTO, Nov 27, 2018 – Public Policy Forum President & CEO Edward Greenspon and recently appointed Max Bell School of Public Policy professor Taylor Owen announced the launch of a multi-year project to analyze and respond to the increasing amounts of disinformation and hate in the digital public sphere.